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Published on June 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

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Cask us another

Last month’s Gateshead Beer & Cider Festival, held at the town’s rugby club, pulled off something of a coup by hosting the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) northern region cask beer competition. An intense day of blind tastings eventually came up with a terrific list of Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

Here are the region’s top dogs in 25 categories (the northern region stretches across all the Yorkshire counties down to Hull):

Overall champion cask ale: Cullercoats Brewery Polly Donkin Oatmeal Stout

Category successes:

Cullercoats Royal Sovereign Barley Wine, Gold and Bronze; Polly Donkin Oatmeal Stout, Bronze.

First & Last Red Rowan, Bronze; Damson Porter, Silver.

Roosters Capability Brown, Bronze; 24 7 Silver and Bronze; Baby Faced Assassin, Gold, Silver and Bronze; One Trick Pony, Silver

Hexhamshire Whapeasel, Silver

Great North Eastern Brewing Co Hopnicity, Gold

Three Brothers Brewing Co Hopical Storm, Silver; Honeysuckle Smash, Bronze

Maxim Medusa, Silver; Raspberry Porter; Gold; Maximus, Silver

Hadrian Border Ouseburn Porter, Gold; Grainger Ale, Gold; Tyne Pilsner, Bronze

Black Sheep Yorkshire Square, Silver, Velo Gold; Pathfinder, Silver; Legion IX, Silver; Pineapple IPA, Gold; Choc & Orange Stout, Gold; Limoncello Sour, Gold; 54 Degrees North, Gold.

Twice Brewed Northern Frontier, Gold

Firebrick Guiseppe Lager, Silver

Congratulations all. Visit siba.co.uk for the full list of winners.


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